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Living In Joy
First published in the Santa Barbara News-Press
March 20, 2019
I used to feel so much suffering of others that I would spend a full day in bed each week, literally sleeping just to feel “normal”. I once spoke to a bear actor whose kidneys were in so much pain that the next day my back went out and I could not walk for three days, I have cried countless nights over clients animals dying of cancer, bunnies getting beauty products poured in their eyes, or people I know dying.
On my days off, I stayed in the woods avoiding people so that I didn’t have to feel the pain that I saw in their eyes. To take away the terror I saw in the world, I tried: meditating, juice fasting, bananas, sugar, herbs, salt baths, smudging sage, swimming, surfing, dirt bike riding, smoking pot, riding horses, calling in angels for protection, yoga, putting gold light around me, reading, neflix binges, countless hours of audible and podcast listening. All of them sustaining me into normalcy. What has helped me the most? The woods, audible, swimming, meditating, bananas, juicing, and spiritual protection are all a part of my daily routine with some of the others mixed in.
To be a great psychic, one has to know themselves. Know your thoughts, feelings and associations so that you can decipher what’s streaming through your consciousness. One has to be committed to self-growth and climb that ladder of self-discovery. One must be able say to yourself or others, “I got it wrong. I am sorry. I messed up.” or, “It wasn’t my fault. What can I learn from this in order to help myself and others out of suffering?”
I have never had a problem with having compassion for others’ plights, but this too is a lesson. It’s important to have boundaries on how other’s actions effect you. Whether it’s a person who is not dealing with their own stuff or a dog who is acting aggressive on a walk, there should still be boundaries. Once I realized that others’ pasts are not an excuse to stay in the pattern of bad behavior, some people drifted away while others started to show up in unexpected ways. People respected me and the animals stepped into more peaceful roles. I was content, but I still wasn’t living my fullest potential.
Because my heart was a sponge to suffering, I felt guilty for being happy when so many are hurting. I could rejoice in others happiness but felt guilty for my own. I realize now, we don’t have to suffer with the world just because we are committed to helping it. Of course, there are times when the sadness overtakes us, but it doesn’t have to rule us. Why didn’t I see this before? I intellectually knew it, but did I not feel worthy of feeling my own joy?
I saw all the beauty in secret. The people that smile engaged in a passion, flowers that are blooming, the way the light shines off the ocean, the animals that are miraculously healing, the intense love I receive from people about my work, the way my spirit feels when I make love, meditate, surf and swim and how it feels to share an accomplishment or an awesome idea. Why did I hold that in secret, not letting it radiate from my heart?
I don’t have to stay in the frequency of the suffering that I deal with daily. It’s ok to experience more bliss than suffering. The pains of the world still matter if I go out into the world radiating joy.
Won’t we be more productive working through hearts continually fueled by love than hearts constantly suffering with others? Do many of us need to ask ourselves this?
Makia my late cat once said,
“Make joy a priority.”
Happy Easter! It was two years ago today that Hudson came out of the woods with his best find ever, Easter! Happy Gotcha Day, Easter! Easter says, “The night before I was found, I slept with wild bunnies. I learned that after something scary comes something great. I’m glad Hudson and I found each other. I am staying in this family forever. I am happy. But don’t leave your animals in the woods. That’s not nice….mom says an angel told my old person to do it so we would find each other. I am happier now.”
Seamora went out early today and went immediately to take a bath. She says, “It’s lovely weather to bathe. Today I am the first bird to take a bath. I wonder if they (all the wild birds) are all watching me. I think they are.”
First Published in the Santa Barbara News-Press
I had a phone session a woman named Karen. She has 7-year-old female calico cat with big golden eyes named Audrey. Karen wanted to know if there was anything Audrey wanted to say or anything she wants or needs.
Audrey starts the conversation with, “My mom has gone through a lot in the last few years. Her heart is opening up like a spring flower. You know music when it sounds like doom thunder time and then it gets relaxed? Mom, is in the relaxed stage.” Karen shared that she recently went through a bad breakup. During this time, there had been a lot of thunderstorms and flooding in her state which is where “doom thunder” came from.
Audrey went on to talk about wanting her water dish scrubbed more often, a different type of litter and to go outside at night so she could see “the amazing stars in the sky”. “I am really enjoying the new bathroom smell. It would be nice if that was in the living room.” She says. Turns out her mom recently put a new fragrant soap in the bathroom.
Audrey continued, “There is this one peachy colored facial cream that looks extraordinary on my mom.” Karen has been diligent about taking care of her skin lately. Audrey was clearly using the session to give her mom an emotional pep talk.
When I asked Audrey if she missed her old dad she replied, “Oh, my goodness. I will tell you a thing about him. He is sort of like a tv. The conversation goes one way. Not two ways. You talk to him and sometimes you get nothing back. Even I respond better. I would go to him and be like ‘Are you in there?’. He is not an emotionally stable guy. I feel bad for him because he has some type of hiccup in his head. I don’t need to see him again. He is not mom worthy.”
Karen shared that her ex-boyfriend was not very communicative or empathic to her feelings. Time and time again, animals will tell their people through me that their significant other or their ex does not treat not them right or is not the right person for them. In these situations, it’s always a little awkward to be the animals’ translator, but it is also an honor.
When the truth is spoken so practically, a still moment follows where the client gets very quiet. I wait it out, because deep change is occurring. The people are processing their animal’s level of consciousness and the reality of what was just said. They realize that all the trauma they went through, where they thought that they we were all alone, there was actually a silent observer that witnessed, understood and cared for them the whole time. That their animal was not just there to snuggle with them but also understood the complexity of the situation and had compassion for their plight. It’s a “whoa aha” moment that excites me, because I know that animal will be looked at differently from that moment forward. This doesn’t just happen with breakups, it can happen with illness, work issues and conflict in any relationships. The animals are super aware.
When I am listening to the animals, sometimes I chuckle too loudly to myself and then have to pull it together while I translate what was said. Like when Audrey goes on to give her mom dating advice, “Mom, just be yourself and know that you have awesomeness inside of you. If you have to ask yourself, “Does this guy know I am awesome?” get rid of him before he breaks your heart. Also wear cool shoes, so when you kick him out of the house, you can think about your cool shoes rather than the disappointing guy.”
Leave it to a cat to give the best advice.
Ever since, Luca came to me at 6 months old (he is now 8 years old) he has been disconnected from his tail. He rarely uses it to communicate with other dogs or wag it when he is happy. He has had tons of chiropractic adjustments and TTouch work. I have been working on him becoming more conscious and aware of his ability to move his tail. I have tried to catch it on camera before but it’s not so easy.
Luca is a reincarnation of my late wolf dog Maia. They have some similarities but they are very different. Maia was a wild instinctual wolf and Luca a very domesticated poodle, so you can imagine the differences.
The interesting thing is that Maia had been abused before she came to me and had severe pain in her tail. It took me two years to be able to touch it with out her swinging around to bite me. It is my belief that when Maia came back she brought back an energy imprint of her old life and this manifested as the disconnect with her/his tail. Luca is doing awesome in this life and has overcome a lot. (Not wanting to kill other dogs is one!).
In this life, by the time he is ready to pass, he will have mastered the tail wag! As you can see he is well on his way…
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Here is a picture of Maia.
You maybe able to see she had an injury at the tip of her tail in this picture. She was wild thing! Because of her lack of tail control and awareness, she would smack it hard on walls when she was playing. The veterinarians wanted to take off her tail (seriously!) because it was not healing and bleeding all over the place, but eventually it did heal.
The first picture is Kunju. She died at 6.5 years old on July 13, 2018. The second picture is also Kunju who is now a few months old.
On Sept 1, 2018 we spoke to Kunju in Heaven.
Some of the things she said are, “I want to tell them that I fell into Heaven sort of like the feeling of falling in love. It was hard for me to let go, but when I did it felt like chasing a ball or that feeling of rolling on the grass….I want to tell them that I do want to reincarnate back to them but not for a long time. I am enjoying being here. I’m in a feeling of great love.”
On March 29, 2019 Her family had another session with me. They wanted to know if their new puppy is a reincarnation of Kunju.
I have studied reincarnation for many years now. Often our very special animals come back to us life after life. Each time they do, the process is effortless. There are often many coincidences, feelings of grace and astonishment, wait what questions, and physical signs around the finding of the animal. It is always miraculous.
There are many different types of reincarnations with different degrees of holdings of memories of the past life.
This new puppy is also named Kunju. When I reached out to Kunju in Heaven her and the new puppy felt one and the same. I asked her if she is back in body. She replied,
“Of course. I made it happen. I belong with them and I didn’t get enough time with them so now I have more time.”
She had many memories of her past life. She remembers sleeping on the bed with her people (something she is not allowed to do yet because she is so young) and she remembers that she had more freedom than the other dogs in the family. She remembers being allowed to go out in the front yard with now leash. They were other memories as well.
Her people shared with me two signs that they had before her return. The mother of the family dreamt that they found Kunju again near a wooded area. When they drove to the breeders home (a town they had never been before), they passed this same wooded area that was seen in the dream.
When they picked up the puppy she was wrapped in a maroon colored blanket. Kunju in her life before had also been wrapped in a maroon colored blanket from a different breeder.
These are little signs from the universe that she is back again. Often finding our animals reincarnated is a miraculous treasure hunt.
After the session Kunju’s people wrote:
💛 Laura is phenomenal! She has a beautiful heart and soul.
After the loss of our sweet girl Kunju to hemangiosarcoma at only 6.5 years old, Laura gave us peace of mind speaking with her and letting us know she is no longer in pain and happily running around in Heaven. Laura let us know that Kunju wanted to reincarnate and come back to us so we watched for the signs that would allow us to find her again. We are so lucky and fortunate to say that we have found our Kunju reincarnated, and Laura was able to confirm that for us!
Thank you so much! We are forever grateful to you.
California Super Bloom! With my stepdaughter Katherine Crook and dogs Luca, Hudson, Felix, Easter, Bigsby, and Poppy!
We had a great time filming today for the second season of Animal Zone! Here we are at Jamie’s Santa Barbara Bird Sanctuary with parrots Houdini, Doodle, Rosie, Bobby and Buda. You will have to stay tuned to hear what Buda says about being captured from the wild.
This is Lukka. She is 12 years old. Her family is expecting their first human baby. Lukka says,
“ Well I sort of feel like some people have a lot of animals and a lot of kids. Mom can handle this. I know some families that have so many animals and so many kids and I am like this is easy. It’s easy and grandma will be here to help, and everyone is stressing out over something that is going to make sense. [After telling Lukka that she is wise] Well, I’ve known you a long time and I feel like if you stress out it usually because you need a nap not because you can’t handle something. Also, can you tell my mom and dad that we could name the baby Lukka if you wanted. I don’t mind sharing my name.”
Her person writes after picking Lukka’s quote from our session: Lukka gave me a pep talk because she knows I have been stressed out about the approaching arrival of a baby! We also asked her opinion about baby names.
Luca’s Words Of Wisdom
Luca and I talk about
the power of manifestation
and how to change your life.
The Pet Psychic ® – Hudson Chasing Deer – Words of Wisdom
Hudson took off chasing deer. This is our conversation upon his return. The good thing is he remembered why I do not want him to chase the deer.
He is still an adolescent. As he ages, these reasons will make more sense to him. Then he will be more likely to stick around.